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Dementia Diaries #: … A Carer’s Guide to Self-Preservation

2020-05-20T14:06:29+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. Most importantly, I have learned a lot about kindness. I have always known its importance, but it is so powerful in [...]

Dementia Diaries #: … A Carer’s Guide to Self-Preservation2020-05-20T14:06:29+00:00

Dementia Diaries #4: … Entering my wife’s world

2020-05-20T14:02:06+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. A major impact of our caring plan is that whereas previously I had been used to us making joint decisions, with [...]

Dementia Diaries #4: … Entering my wife’s world2020-05-20T14:02:06+00:00

Dementia Diaries #3:Understand what it is to be Caring!

2020-05-15T11:46:25+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. It soon became apparent that my wife's life wasn't stable and, step-by-step, albeit in a random and erratic manner, she was [...]

Dementia Diaries #3:Understand what it is to be Caring!2020-05-15T11:46:25+00:00

Salford dementia services join forces

2020-05-14T14:29:06+00:00

Salford dementia services join forces to increase online support during lockdown! More people than ever are being supported by Salford dementia services during the COVID19 health crisis – thanks to new online sessions – from virtual meet ups to quizzes, sofa sing-a-longs and a disco. Our Dementia Support Services team have joined forces with Empowered [...]

Salford dementia services join forces2020-05-14T14:29:06+00:00

Empowered Conversations hosts: A Conversation with ….

2020-05-22T16:33:58+00:00

Empowered Conversations brings you 7 weeks of interactive talks from nationally recognised experts.   It is more important than ever that practitioners, academics and people with lived experience feel supported and informed to enable people living with dementia to continue to live the life they want for longer. So the Empowered Conversations are launching the [...]

Empowered Conversations hosts: A Conversation with ….2020-05-22T16:33:58+00:00

Top tips on working well from home during COVID19 lockdown

2020-04-23T16:33:24+00:00

We have all be put into a situation that we have not planned for that has turned our routines upside down, many juggling working from home with caring for children, or parents or a partner with dementia.  Here Rachel, from the Empowered Conversations team, who is very much used to using Zoom in her role [...]

Top tips on working well from home during COVID19 lockdown2020-04-23T16:33:24+00:00

Our guidance on how to deal with bereavement and grief

2020-04-23T16:25:25+00:00

During these challenging and changing times due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing fear of the unknown and a tragic loss of life, under very difficult circumstances. For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. [...]

Our guidance on how to deal with bereavement and grief2020-04-23T16:25:25+00:00

Mum’s journey of moving into a care home

2020-04-23T16:15:14+00:00

Empowered Conversations facilitator Clare Tallis shares her mum’s journey of moving into a care home, the emotional and practical roads the family navigated to make the difficult decision, how they knew when it was the right time, how it has helped their mum and the family as a whole – and how they are coping [...]

Mum’s journey of moving into a care home2020-04-23T16:15:14+00:00

Dementia Diaries #2: Miss Indepedent…

2020-04-17T10:04:17+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. In his first blog he described the support provided for those affected by dementia as a dowry! Part of my wife’s [...]

Dementia Diaries #2: Miss Indepedent…2020-04-17T10:04:17+00:00

Diary of A Caring Husband

2020-04-06T13:35:33+00:00

Dementia Diaries #1: acquiring a second wife… Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ - while retaining his role as ‘husband’… I've only ever had one marriage, but somehow, I seem to have acquired a [...]

Diary of A Caring Husband2020-04-06T13:35:33+00:00